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  • Intelligent Transport System Congress Convenes in Seoul
  • October 19, 1998 (SEOUL) -- The 5th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) was held in Seoul, Korea Oct. 12-16.
    The opening session and plenary session for invitational lectures were held the first day. About 30 lecturers gave their lectures, each taking about 5-10 minutes.

    At a session called "Government and Industry Cooperation," Tsuneo Nakahara, vice president of Japan's ITS promoting group Vehicle Road and Traffic Intelligence Society (VERTIS) , cited Japan's Vehicle Information and Communication System (VICS) and the ITS showcase at the Nagano Olympics games as successful examples of ITS in Japan.

    Chung Goo Lee, chief operating officer of Korea's Hyundai Motor Co., Ltd. said, "It is necessary for us to establish our 'ITS Korea,' a promotional group which is on a par with America's ITS America, Europe's ERTICO and Japan's VERTIS in order to promote ITS in Korea.

    The World Congress is the world's largest international congress on ITS. It is held in turn every year in Asia, Europe and North America. This is the second time it was held in Asia after Yokohama, Japan, in 1995.

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    Updated: Fri Oct 16 23:29:52 1998 PDT